Honor Mission
Richard L. Palazzoli Sr.
United States Navy
Multi-City  - 07/24/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 3, Region 4
About the Mission: The family of Mr. Richard L. Palazzoli has requested that the Patriot Guard Riders assist in honoring this hero who faithfully served our great nation. A United States Navy Veteran with twenty-eight years of service in active duty and the Naval Reserves, Richard had served aboard the USS Enterprise as a Radioman. He received the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Richard had also retired from the United States Postal Service, as Postmaster in Central New York communities.

His complete obituary can be found here: https://trainorfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/2116/Richard-Palazzoli/obituary.html#tribute-start
Primary Staging Date: 07/24/2020
Primary Staging Time: 12:15
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Saint Patrick’s Church
12000 River St.
Forestport, NY 13338

Lead Ride Captain: James Sieffert
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 315-525-6802
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing, or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this URL to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: We will stand a flag line in honor of Mr. Palazzoli at the church in Forestport and provide dignified transfer, with honors upon his arrival prior to the start of services. At the conclusion of services, we will again honor Richard with a salute. We will then escort Richard to his final resting place at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, W. Main St., Constableville, NY 13325. This will be approximately a 16-mile escort.

Map for the cemetery: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.563521,-75.442590,17z
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Jim Sieffert


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